Soundscape Distillation: Natural Ear Project

These works are some of my experiments in soundscape distillation. These works take aspects of a soundscape recording and distil the information such as frequency into pure tones and rhythmic structures. The aim of this project is to abstract from soundscape recordings as much musical information as possible. The idea being is that by combining our musical understanding with our understanding the physical structures of sound and environmental sounds, we gain a greater appreciation and understanding of their growth and development over space and time. 

In order to distil these recordings, three fairly complex patches were developed in MAX MSP called Euro Matrix, NEO, and Volumetrics. 

Distal Garden 11'24"

Distal Thorn 6'11"

© Huw McGregor 2015